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CaptainsWafer
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re: Boosting my ecoboost...


Not bad. Not really my taste on the exterior, but I like the meat of it for sure.





And the AC vent is still functional?



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NOLAGT
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re: Boosting my ecoboost...


Yep still works. Some air is blocked and you can't aim it but works non the less.

What is your taste out of curiosity since we thread jacking anyway.






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Clames
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There are some some small shops (1 - 2 guys) that build turbo kits for the F-150s but you have to know who they are since they don't really advertise. Single turbo is all you need with the 5.4's, twin turbo is a waste of money and extra complication for very little gain on the street and no gain on the track.





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CaptainsWafer
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re: Boosting my ecoboost...


Fairly plain really. Would've leveled, kept the FX4 stickers and put bigger tires, limo tint and full windshield. I do like the headlights tho, I think they look good.


Does it have Power step bars too?


FTR, I'm 1000000% not saying there's anything wrong or bad about your truck, and didn't mean it as an insult. Just not my taste, but I do appreciate the work.






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Tigah in the ATL
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Cold air I take doesn't make much sense with a turbo. The inducted air quantity is set by the waste gate pressure.

Does that engine have an intercooler?






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Clames
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Actually does make sense. Easier it is for the compressor to draw air means less work on the hot side which means faster spool up (read: power under the curve). Turbos are the restriction so anything you do before or after pays dividends.





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TigerBait413
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re: Boosting my ecoboost...


That is a clean looking truck





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NOLAGT
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5.4's


Mine has the 5.0 from the mustang. I like twins for a little faster spool time but that's only from reading not experience. I knew I could have had a mustang kit modified to fit but I didn't want to be the test mule.



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NOLAGT
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re: Boosting my ecoboost...


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FTR


Oh yeah I know...no offense taken at all. Every ones taste are different. I was just wondering what you would have done. I like the stock 20 I had but I wanted something different and that stick out slightly. I leveled only to fit the 33s I prefer a little rake to it. I'm putting some stuff on the back to help with wheel hop and to raise it a tad to get the rake back.

Yep amp power boards...best money I spent!






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CP3
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re: Boosting my ecoboost...


quote:

NOLAGT



I want to supercharge my 5.0 sooo bad..


And I like that color






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Clames
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You'll never notice the difference in spool time with the modern controllers and a small frame 76mm vs running a pair of small 50's or 60's and you'll save weight, plumbing/leak issues, tuning problems, money, etc. There's simply no good reason to run twins on a V8 unless you are doing a junkyard build.





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brass2mouth
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Must have exhaust as well to take advantage of the increased airflow.



More importantly, you need to program your computer to account for the new air flow.






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Clames
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ECU will adapt to a minor change like that. Basic intake/exhaust bolt-ons are not worth a custom tune.





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brass2mouth
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ECU will adapt to a minor change like that. Basic intake/exhaust bolt-ons are not worth a custom tune.



I thought the something too, but then I had my Sierra Black Bear tuned (the guy flew down to NO for a group session). I was already getting a tune and what not, but there were some issues with the intake and my stock tune, and we had to ride around in my truck for a few extra minutes so his program could work it all out.

He told me sometimes the intakes end up doing more harm than good and you end up running with a messed up mixture.

I guess it depends on the intake.






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jimbeam
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re: Boosting my ecoboost...


That's a nice truck





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PerceivedReality
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Black Hills
Member since Apr 2013
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re: Boosting my ecoboost...


ive been considering doing this for a while on mine. intake, exhaust, & tune. i just dont want to fu*k it up since i haven't even hit 8K on the odometer





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tigers225
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You'll be happy with the results. Mines making 500ft/lbs to the wheels with just intake, tune, and exhaust.





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